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Document Title : Rollout and Installation of Risk Management at the IMINT Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office

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AD Number: ADA375848
Subject Categories: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Corporate Author: CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
Title: Rollout and Installation of Risk Management at the IMINT Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
Descriptive Note: Technical rept.,
Personal Authors: Loveland, Jo L.; Barbour, Rick; Krum, Al; Neitzel, August C.
Report Date: DEC 1999
Pages: 218 PAGES
Report Number: CMU/SEI-99-TR-009
Contract Number: F19628-95-C-0003
Monitor Acronym: ESC*, XC
Monitor Series: TR-99-009, ESC*
Descriptors: *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *RISK, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, IMAGE PROCESSING, ACQUISITION, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, INSTALLATION, PILOT STUDIES, RECONNAISSANCE, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, RADAR INTELLIGENCE.
Identifiers: RISK MANAGEMENT, IDP(IMAGERY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM), IMINT(IMAGERY INTELLIGENCE), NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
Abstract: The NRO Risk Management pilot project, and subsequent rollout and installation, were launched in the Imagery Development Program (IDP) at the Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) Directorate. This was preceded by a Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model(registered) (SA-CMM(registered)) assessment to determine strengths and gaps in IMINT's capability as an acquisition organization. From the potential SA-CMM improvement areas, IMINT leaders determined that the optimum first initiative would be Acquisition Risk Management. To launch the Risk Management initiative, MINT leaders identified the Command and Control Division (CCD) in IDP as the pilot initiative. They further decided to conduct Software Risk Evaluations (SREs) with both the government organization and the principal contractor for CCD. The CCD division proceeded to install a dynamic, interactive Risk Management process throughout its program, with a Team Risk Management approach. This approach was leveraged by monthly CCD Team Risk Reviews (TRRs). The TRRs served as regular forums for government and contractors to identify and mitigate joint risks. The IDP director, observing the success of the CCD pilot, called for consistent Risk Management training across the divisions. Concurrently, the IDP director also launched the EIS System Risk Management Team (ESRT) with a mission to identify and address system-level risks. The divisional Risk Management processes (including contractor Risk Management) were combined with system-level Risk Management at the ESRT to develop a comprehensive, consistent Risk Management process that became routinely operational. The central purpose of this report is to provide a knowledge asset repository for the National Reconnaissance Office that can be leveraged in support of further Risk Management efforts.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 416208
Citation Creation Date: 19 APR 2000